TC gearbox advice needed

Discussion of TABC-related matters
Post Reply
stephen p
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:00 am

TC gearbox advice needed

Post by stephen p » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:58 am

My TC gearbox is badly worn on the selector fork between 3rd and 4th gear attached to the sliding dog underneath and there is a lot of play. I am told there are no spares for TC boxes, any advice or help on trying to source parts for this problem or repairing the worn bits, or on the subject of fitting a Ford Sierra box (?) as a replacement in my TA ? Repair existing would be preferable I think? Help!

frenchblatter
Posts: 379
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:22 pm
Location: Royston, South Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by frenchblatter » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:13 am

Stephen, I'm sure I got forks when I rebuilt my gearbox. I'll check and report back. Out of interest wher are you, I'm near Barnsley UK
Lynne & Norman Verona.

Our website

Visit our website to see what this idiot gets up to in his retirement

frenchblatter
Posts: 379
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:22 pm
Location: Royston, South Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by frenchblatter » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 am

OK, NTG in the UK have the shafts but not the forks. If you have an engineering company near you they can build up the bronze on the forks and machine them to the correct size. I'll check a few other sorces and let you know if I find any.
Last edited by frenchblatter on Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Lynne & Norman Verona.

Our website

Visit our website to see what this idiot gets up to in his retirement

User avatar
Steve Simmons
Site Admin
Posts: 911
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:48 am
Location: Southern California
Contact:

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by Steve Simmons » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:20 am

I've also heard that the forks don't exist, or at least they didn't last time I checked a few years ago. I've only heard of guys building up the forks and then machining them back down. You might try From The Frame Up. Sometimes they have new hard to find parts manufactured.
1949 TC8975 / XPAG 9609
1949 TC9849 EXU / XPAG 10507
http://www.mgnuts.com

stephen p
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:00 am

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by stephen p » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:01 am

Lynn and Norman, I am in Wiltshire near Salisbury.

Tom Wilson
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:02 pm
Location: Zionsville, Indiana USA

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by Tom Wilson » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:22 am

Stephen, call Digby Elliott, 07836 754034. One of his specialties is TC gearboxes along with other TC parts. Digby is just south of Salisbury on the A36.
From the Frame Up, Doug Pelton, may also have the parts you need.

Tom Wilson

stephen p
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:00 am

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by stephen p » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:18 am

Tom, thanks for that intro. I have met Digby Elliott and agreed he will sort the problem. The gearbox was extremely worn and not easily repairable. Good contact, especially as he is only 20 miles away from me !!

Tom Wilson
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:02 pm
Location: Zionsville, Indiana USA

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by Tom Wilson » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 am

Digby also knows some great pubs in the area. The Horse and Groom in Woodgreen was the last adventure.

Tom

Warmuthb
Posts: 67
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:13 am
Location: Wheeling, WV USA

Re: TC gearbox advice needed

Post by Warmuthb » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:49 pm

Easy enough to have the forks surfaced with a high tensile rod and machine/grind back to spec. Just find someone competent to do it if you don't have the tools or skills.
Brian

Post Reply